MICHAEL Appleton believes Blackburn Rovers suffered a hangover of their FA Cup win at Arsenal as they were beaten at Hull City last night.

Rovers won 1-0 at the Emirates on Saturday and Appleton thinks they were not at their best in the 2-0 loss to Hull.

Lee Williamson was also stretchered off after suffering an ankle injury.

Appleton said: “It was a difficult night. It was a worry of mine going into the game that the euphoria of Saturday might affect the performance and ultimately it looked like that happened.

“It was a scrappy affair and the first goal was always going to win the game.”